Dr. Amy Connery has had a really interesting career in psychology. She started out as a “regular” psychologist, then decided that she wanted to respecialize in neuropsychology. So Amy quit her job, went back for another post-doc, and continued with her dreams. She talks with me today about respecializing in neurpsychology, getting into- and out of private practice, and one of her primary research areas: performance validity testing with kids.
Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode
- ABPP and board certification
- Houston Guidelines for Training in Neuropsychology
- Amy’s article on performance validity testing with kids
About Dr. Amy Connery
Amy K. Connery, Psy.D., ABPP-CN is a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist in the Department of Rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She provides neuropsychological assessments and consultations in the Concussion Clinic, International Adoption Clinic (IAC), and Non-Accidental Brain Injury Care Clinic (NABICC) in addition to bilingual Spanish assessments. Her research is in mild traumatic brain injury and validity testing in pediatric assessment. She has most recently been involved in research examining neurodevelopmental outcomes after Zika infection.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
Jeremy Sharp, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and has grown to include five other clinicians. He earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Jeremy specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow testing services in their practices. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.